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KATS Publishes Safety Confirmation for Children’s Products

March 16, 2015

The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) has published safety confirmation documents for a variety of children’s products. The release of these documents are in accordance with the Special Act on Safety of Children's Products (March 6, 2014), children's product in the Quality Management and Enforcement Regulation of Safety Control of Industrial Products Act.

The proposed date of adoption and entry into force of this document is April 2015 or later. There are 32 children’s products that are given safety confirmation documents:

Children’s Products Safety
Textile products for children Add chlorinated phenols and hexavalent chromium contest tests for leather and fur material
Care articles for children Delete dyed fabric and nickel emissions regulation. Add VOCs for floor mats
Sports protection equipment (protector for roller sports users and impact protection helmets) Transferred from the Quality Management and Enforcement Regulation of Safety Control of Industrial Products
Skate board for children -
Toys -
Children's tricycles Add performance tests (overturn test, toehold strength)
Children's chair Reflect ISO safety standards (ISO 9221) and delete measurement requirements (railing and back of a chair)
Bicycles for young children Reflect ISO safety standards (ISO 8098)
Disposable diapers for children Divide formaldehyde standard level (less than 36 months, more than 36 months)
School things Expansion of application scope such as craft tools and instruments. Add package requirements
Baby walking frames Reflect EU safety standards (EN 1273) and add overturn test, stop motion test
Baby carriage Change the application scope to weight
Children's cots Adds cradles also used as child restraint systems
Thermal pack for children -
Children's carrier -
Life-jackets for sports & leisure for children -
Leather products for children -
Swab for children -
Sunglass / glasses frame -
Swimming goggles for children Change the classification of swimming goggles' types. Includes snorkels
Umbrella & parasol for children Separate umbrella & parasol for children from the one in the Quality Management and Enforcement Regulation of Safety Control of Industrial Products
Roller shoes for children Separate roller shoes for children from the one in the Quality Management and Enforcement Regulation of Safety Control of Industrial Products Act
Roller skates for children Reflect EU safety standards (EN 13899) and add performance tests
Children's snow-skis and other snow-ski equipment Refinement of the ski boots' contact surface requirement and add ski binding structural requirements
Snow board for children Delete flow-in binding classification and add step-in binding requirements
Shopping trolleys Establish the safety standard for the accessories of the shopping cart that children and infants can take
Children's jewelry Add the exemption requirement, hazardous sharp edges and points
Kick board for children -
In-line roller skates for children -
Furniture for children -
Other textile products for children Apply to textile not included textile products for children

 

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